Iowa dairy settles with EPA on alleged violations

INWOOD, Iowa (AP) — Federal officials say a northwest Iowa dairy accused of violating the Clean Water Act will pay a $20,000 civil penalty.

The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that the money settles alleged violations by County Edge Dairy Inc. at its Inwood facility.

EPA officials say a July 2012 inspection showed County Edge Dairy did not possess a certain permit as a large concentrated animal feeding operation. It also did not have adequate waste control facilities.

The inspection revealed that land conditions at the facility resulted in wastewater being discharged into tributaries of Dry Run Creek.

As part of its settlement, County Edge Dairy has certified that it is in compliance with federal law.

A message left for the business was not immediately returned Friday.

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